A Jazzman's Blues

Movie review by John Sooja, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Sweeping melodrama has sex, violence, and language.

R 2022 127 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

The Jazzman’s Blues is the best movie of the year.💥

I love movies and historical events, stories of mixed black girls. I know the story was not a true story, but it was exciting and entertaining. The actors were terrific. Tyler Perry always picks the best singers, actors, and actresses. I’m a forever fan.

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Educational value
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age 18+

A sweet concept with graphic rape scene and violence

I was so excited about seeing this movie because the concept seemed really nice and I wanted to see this other side of Tyler Perry. Yet, the graphic rape scene showed early on in the movie made my stomach turn so much that I couldn't stomach watching the rest of the movie. From that moment on you can sense that the movie is going to be a ball of suffering. It's true that it only happens for less than a minute but it was unnecessarily graphic. I understand that Tyler Perry wanted to transmit the evilness of the situation but it could have been handled in a different way. Also, the violence at the end made me regret even watching it. This movie could have been so good had Tyler Perry skipped all of the Hollywood 'extraness' and just stuck to the bittersweet, storyline.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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